May 15, 2011

ground force s04.

Originally aired in 1999.

Television series in which a group of professional landscapers/hardscapers creates or transforms a garden in two days as a surprise for one of the owners. Household names Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh head the hard working crew.

(Many thanks to MaxMayhem for providing all the Groundforce episodes that will appear here).


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May 15, 2011

julia bradbury’s iceland walk

Aired 11th May 2011.

Julia Bradbury heads for Iceland to embark on the toughest walk of her life. Her challenge is to walk the 60 kilometres of Iceland's most famous hiking route, a trail that just happens to end at the volcano that brought air traffic across Europe to a standstill in 2010. With the help of Icelandic mountain guide Hanna, Julia faces daunting mountain climbs, red-hot lava fields, freezing river crossings, deadly clouds of sulphuric gas, swirling ash deserts and sinister Nordic ghost stories as she attempts to reach the huge volcanic crater at the centre of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

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May 14, 2011

gardening australia s22e14 2011.

Sat 14th May 2011.

Tino Carnevale plants heirloom potatoes and peas in The Vegie Patch, Colin Campbell looks at a colourful collection of Hibiscus and talks to an expert Hibiscus grower on how to care for them and Stephen Ryan shows how to train climbers around trees to add seasonal colour and protect fruit crops. Also in this episode Leonie Norrington shows how to get cool climate bulbs to flower in the tropics and Tino explains the principles behind crop rotation and how to apply them in the home garden.

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May 14, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e09 2011.

Friday 13th May 2011.

Gardeners World Special - At The Malvern Spring Show.

Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame kick off the flower show season at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show. They revel in the beautiful flowers, all at the peak of perfection, in the floral marquee. They hunt for planting inspiration in the 21 show gardens and each of them scour the showground to find which plant, garden, gadget or display to choose as their 'best in show'.

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May 10, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e07 2006.

Air date Friday 12th May 2006.

The team are at the Royal Horticultural Society's 21st annual Malvern Spring Show where Monty takes a look at the new Garden Life Pavilion which has been designed to showcase twenty-four handpicked individual gardening exhibitors. Carol's inside the floral marquee searching out her favourite perennials and herbs. Joe judges the brand new border competition which launches this year, and Rachel will be meeting some of the designers behind the gardens.

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May 8, 2011

gardening australia s22e13 2011.

Sat 7th May 2011.

Tino Carnevale updates on recent progress in the patch and plants winter crops carrots, parsnips, beetroot and kale, Stephen Ryan drops in on a gardener who has made clever use of the limited space in her small suburban patch and Sophie Thomson visits an old friend to explore his collection of unusual plants.

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May 6, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e08 2011.

Friday 6th May 2011.

As May gets under way at Longmeadow, Monty Don turns his attention to his 'dry garden', an area where the soil is particularly thin and baked by the sun. He recommends plants which thrive in these conditions. Meanwhile, Rachel de Thame visits the gorgeous gardens of Coton Manor in Northamptonshire, where the owner has planted inspirational combinations in unpromising areas.

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May 2, 2011

gardening australia s22e12 2011.

Sat 30th April 2011.

Tino Carnevale enters his giant pumpkin into competition at Tassie's Bream Creek Show, John Patrick explains how to use foliage colour and texture to bring interest to a small space, and Josh Byrne shows how to make the most of cool season sun by planting vegies in pots including silver beet, celery and an experimental crop of tomatoes.

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April 29, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e06 2006.

Air date Friday 5th May 2006.

The theme is small gardens. Monty reviews the progress of the new gardens started a year ago at Berryfields - the formal garden, the viewers' jungle garden and the contemporary shrubbery. Carol is busy giving the cottage garden a scented theme and continues planting out in her new garden from seeds, cuttings and divisions. Joe is in the courtyard garden planting up drought-tolerant hanging baskets to survive any summer water shortages.

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April 25, 2011

gardening australia s22e11 2011.

Sat 23rd April 2011.

John Patrick looks at successful design elements to make the most out of limited space in courtyard gardens, Sophie Thomson shows how to identify conifer borer and gives tips on how to prevent it and Stephen Ryan profiles some of his favourite giant leaved plants to bring a subtropical feel to his cold climate garden. Also, Stephen Ryan updates the Vegie Guide - looking at what's good to plant in vegie Gardens, around the country.

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